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How to raise happily productive kids
Dona Matthews Ph.D.
Your child needs friends if they’re going to become their happiest and best self. Here are 8 ideas if friendships are causing more problems than joy in your child’s life.
Kids need confidence to resist the dangers of peer pressure. Girls can take an especially hard hit in their confidence. Here are 12 ways to help your daughter find her strength.
Here are 10 ways to transform children's social problems, leaving them happier, more resilient, and more successful.
By actively nurturing your child’s empathy, you protect them against bullying and racism, fostering happiness and success.
Some children are naturally more empathetic than others, but all children can learn to put themselves in others’ shoes, feel their feelings, show empathy, and do the right thing.
Part 1: When you see this picture, do you care? Does it hurt? Do you want to help? The answers matter to your well-being and success in life, and to your child's.
Nine suggestions for encouraging your child’s creativity—and your own.
Help your child experience flow and all its benefits.
Positively focused creative self-expression reduces stress, increases well-being, bridges differences, and heals wounds.
Many parents mistakenly believe that private schools are better for their kids. They think their child will get a better education, and be with better-behaved and smarter kids.
It’s easier than you might think to find a good school for your child. These suggestions can help you grapple with this agonizing decision.
Homeschooling can be the answer to a family’s needs, but it doesn’t work well for everyone. Here are some factors to consider before you commit to it.
Provide healthy options, and let your child decide what, when, and how much to eat. That way, you'll be happy, and they’ll get the nutrition their growing bodies and brains need.
Are you authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, or neglectful? Here's a quiz to help you decide, and a discussion of why and how to be a more authoritative parent.
Kids who do chores end up happier, better adjusted, and more successful than others. Here are 16 ideas for encouraging your child to do household chores.
A young child who stutters can be forgiven for tantrums. Here are some ideas for helping your child manage stuttering, deal with frustration, and prevent the risk of tantrums.
Divorce is usually painful for children. When parents proceed with respect and care, however, kids usually rebound with resilience.
Set the stage for a successful change in your family’s structure by being strong, loving, and confident when you tell your child about what’s happening next.
Time outdoors improves your child’s health, happiness, attention, creativity, and well-being. Here are 20 ways to breathe fresh air into your daily life.
Technology has many benefits, as long as it is well chosen and wisely used. Out of balance, it can distract children from healthy interests, increasing their stress and anxiety.
In Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges, Mona Delahooke shares clinical experience to illuminate solutions.
Whether you and your family members are highly sensitive orchids, or dandelions who can thrive anywhere, this book is a good read and has some useful and thought-provoking ideas.
Highly sensitive children need help managing intense feelings. Affirm their sensitivity as a strength, acknowledge their problem, don’t get mad, and help them consider solutions.
You can transform your experience of raising a child with a difficult temperament—and the child’s problematic behavior—by changing the way you think about the child.
Thinking of your difficult child as “spirited” helps you provide the unconditional positive regard your child needs to grow into the remarkable person they can be.
Fortnite is a wildly popular video game where the objective is to kill everyone else on the island. Parents are right to worry, but banning the game is not the only option.
Understanding the Holocaust—its social, economic, and political contexts—can help a child develop empathy, social engagement, and resilience.
What can parents do to support their kids' developing intelligence? How is that different--harder, easier, better, worse--for parents over forty? Some surprisingly simple answers.
Brain science is yielding practical findings for wise parenting. Be loving and patient: it’s not fair or useful to punish foolish behavior that results from a brain in progress.
Sleep is when your child’s body and brain repair damage from today and get ready for a happy, energetic, productive tomorrow. You can help ensure your kids get the sleep they need.